Photo by cafemamaSome sage advice from our readers this week in comments: lie, pray and don't fall for baby product marketing.
ehhhh, i'm half and half here. my name is regan (pronounced ray-gan, not ree-gan). according to my mother, my spelling is the "correct" way to spell the name. :) but most girl's named that spell it... reagan. so i realize there is more than one way to spell a name, and i'm cool with that. but there is a fine line between an alternate spelling, and taking a common name and spelling it funky, in order to try and make it original. i have a cousin who named her daughter, izzabelluh. come on, that's just annoying.
Great. Now I feel guilty for not buying my 5yo those Wheelies he wanted.
Why is the first question people ask after you have a baby "Is she sleeping through the night, yet?"? As if you are some sort of failure if they aren't. I dislike this. Like you said, normal newborns wake in frequent intervals during the night (and day for that matter). If someone happens to have a baby who sleeps for 6-8 hours stretches at the right time, then good on them, but all the 'tricks' that I tried never worked on any of the 4 of my babies. I started lying and saying yes when asked the inevitable question. That way I didn't get any advice on how I was doing it wrong.
Someone is going to make a ton of money off of those.
Ooh, this sounds awesome! My motivation was my pants. I wanted them to fit again!
God barely gives you enough patience for your own children:>